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Diversity Highlights at UCSB, based on 2016 graduate student cohort

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16% are First Generation College Students

22.4% identify as an Underrepresented Minority

Campus Resources

Graduate Scholars Program
The UCSB Graduate Scholars Program provides first- and second-year doctoral students from diverse backgrounds with an advanced doctoral student mentor, one-on-one mentoring opportunities with faculty mentors of their choice, career information, targeted orientation to resources on campus, professional development from the Graduate Student Resource Center, networking events across campus and with visiting scholars, and access to other campus resources.

Academic Counseling and Faculty Mentorship Training
The UCSB Graduate Division employs a full-time, on-campus Academic Counselor who provides our graduate students with academic support, time-management strategies, one-on-one counseling, and referrals to other campus services. Students can call or email to set up an appointment. Our Academic Counselor also facilitates faculty mentorship training sessions and provides departments with support and training for their diversity personnel.

Multicultural Center (MCC), University Center Room 1504
Through the medium of high-powered educational programming, the MCC has been an agent for change on campus and in the greater Santa Barbara area. By partnering with academic departments, departments within the division of Student Affairs, and student groups, the Center conceptualizes and presents scholarly programs, performances, art shows, and facilitated discussions that enhance our awareness and inclusivity of all people.

Resource Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity (RCSGD), Student Resource Building 3rd Floor
The RCSGD works with students, staff and faculty to ensure that LGBTQ identities, experiences and concerns are represented and addressed at UCSB. The center aims to create a vibrant and engaging environment through social and educational programming, volunteer and leadership opportunities, a comfortable and welcoming social and study space and professional and student staff members for support and advocacy. The RCSGD hopes that all LGBTQ students can thrive at UCSB, feeling safe, affirmed and valued on campus.

Cultural Resource Centers (located on the 1st floor of the Student Resource Building)

External Resources